Position/s

Academic Staff
School of Psychology

Biography

While Mike’s first degree is in Architecture from the University of Adelaide, he went on to do a honours degree in Psychology and eventually a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Cambridge. He worked at the University of Melbourne for 17 years and moved back to Adelaide in 2010 to take up a strategic professorship in Psychology at Flinders University. He is director of the Brain and Cognition Laboratory which has a broad interest in cognitive processes, how they operate and how they might be represented in the brain.

Qualifications

B.Arch.St BA (Hons) PhD (Cantab)

Honours, awards and grants

GRANTS
2015   ARC Discovery Grant (3 years). Principal investigators:   Principal investigators: McCarley, Nicholls & Kramer. Two pairs of eyes are (sometimes) better than one: Optimal strategies for co-operation during visual search.                                 
2014   ARC Linkage Grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Stevens, Vincs, Leach, Nicholls, Old, DeLahunta & Kirsh.Thinking brains and bodies: distributed cognitionand dynamic memory in Australian Dance Theatre.
2013   ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Loetscher & Spence. Close to me: The effect of distractors on spatial attention in healthy and clinical populations
2011   ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Forte & Spence. Left to Right is Front to Back: Attentional distortions in near and far space for healthy and clinical populations
2009  ARC Discovery grant (4 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls & Bradshaw Left of centre: Attentional distortions in the mental representation of space in healthy and clinical populations
2005  ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Mattingley & Bradshaw. Attentional biases that underlie free-viewing perceptual asymmetries: Endogenous and exogenous effects


EDITORIAL
Co-editor: Laterality
Associate Editor: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Key responsibilities

Deputy Dean: School of Psychology
Head: Brain & Cognition Laboratory
Director: Flinders Institute of Psychological Science

Research expertise

  • Cognitive science
  • Neurosciences

Research interests

My research interests fall within the realm of cognitive neuroscience, which examines cognitive processes and how they relate to brain function. One specific interest is centred on the study of asymmetries in behavior and perception, which are tied to the lateralisation of brain function. Topics include handedness, spatial attention in clinical and healthy populations, language and facial expression and perception. I am also interested in how spatial attention is controlled by the brain and the links between attention in the various sensory modalities and spatial / representational dimensions.

Potential PhD Projects:

  1. investigating the impact of social context upon our perception and action in the world
  2. examining rehabilitation treatments of the neurological disorder spatial neglect
  3. investigating how language affects our perception in space
  4. handedness and its relation to personality and cognitive ability
  5. the role of eye movements in attentional asymmetries.

Supervisory interests

  • Attention
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Laterality

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Cognitive neroscience and attention (5) ;

Associate supervisor : Cognitive neuroscience and attention (3) ;

Publications

  • Szpak, A., Loetscher, T., Churches, O., Thomas, N. and Nicholls, M. (2015). The chemistry between us: Attraction, withdrawal and electrodermal activity. 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Thomas, N., Castine, B., Nicholls, M. and Loetscher, T. (2014). Distractibility in pseudoneglect: Overt or covert attentional mechanisms? 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Thomas, N., Castine, B., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Distractibility in Pseudoneglect: Overt or covert attentional mechanisms? 4th North Sea Brain Asymmetry Meeting. Durham, UK. Aug 2014.
  • Szpak, A., Loetscher, T., Thomas, N., Nicholls, M. and Bastian, J. (2014). Visual asymmetries in three-dimensional space. 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Szpak, A., Loetscher, T., Bastian, J., Thomas, N. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Attention in another dimension: Visual asymmetries in three-dimensional space. 4th North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetries. Durham, England. Sep 2014.
  • Saccone, E., Churches, O. and Nicholls, M. (2014). A one handed motor task differentially affects naming of objects with aligned and unaligned handles. 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Nicholls, M., Loveless, K., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Churches, O. (2014). All participants are not created equal: Motivation and peformance are affected by time of semester. 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Nicholls, M. (2014). Publishing in Laterality. 4th North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetry. Durham, UK. Aug 2014.
  • Nicholls, M. (2014). Assymetries for searching within an array. North Sea Brain Asymmetry Meeting. Durham, UK. Sep 2014.
  • Leggett, N., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2014). The value of p: 'Just' significant results are increasing. 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Leggett, N., Thomas, N. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Lateral shifts for approach and avoidant stimuli: A failure to replicate. 4th North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetries. Durham, United Kingdom. Aug 2014.
  • Leggett, N., Thomas, N. and Nicholls, M. (2014). End of the line: Line bisection cannot measure approach/avoidance motivation lateralization. 4th Biennial North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymnmetries. Durham, United Kingdom. Sep 2014.
  • Churches, O., Nicholls, M., Feuerriegel, D., Kohler, M. and Keage, H. (2014). A test of conventions: An empirical study to determine whether ERP researchers should start plotting all waveforms with negative downward. Experimental Psychology Society Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Wignall, S., Wade, T. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Fat or fiction? Body schema disturbances in an undergraduate population. 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Forte, J., Nicholls, M. and Spencer, C. (2013). Patterns of spatially dependent cueing on horizontal line bisection biases. 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany. Aug 2013.
  • Leggett, N., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Happy and angry faces affect visual attention on the landmark task. 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Apr 2013.
  • Loetscher, T., Ma-Wyatt, A. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Numerosity is represented spatially: Evidence froma 'SNARC' task. 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany. Aug 2013.
  • Loetscher, T., Nicholls, M., Thomas, N., Bulling, A., Clarke, G., Hayes, A., et al. (2013). Using eye-tracking glasses to evaluate the effect of visual scanning training on everyday activities. 10th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation. Maastricht, Netherlands. Jul 2013.
  • Loftus, A. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Testing the activation-orientation account of spatial attention using tDCS. 36th Eurpoean Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany. Aug 2013.
  • McIlroy, A., Nicholls, M., Anderson, V., Spencer-Smith, C., Leventer, R. and Wood, A. (2013). Atypical bilateral frontal lobe activation during a language fMRI task in young people with agenesis of the corpus callosum. International Neuropsychological Society Mid Year Meeting. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jul 2013.
  • Yates, M., Nemeh, F., Loetscher, T., Ma-Wyatt, A. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Small numerosities are associated with the left, large numerosities are associated with the right: Evidence from a SNARC task. 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany. Aug 2013.
  • Nicholls, M., Hadgraft, N.T., Chapman, H.L., Loftus, A. and Bradshaw, J. (2013). An investigation of asymmetries in spatial attention and wheelchair navigation. American Psychological Association 2013 Annual Convention. Hawaii, USA. Jul 2014.
  • Szpak, A., Loetscher, T., Thomas, N. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Looking the other way: How others can bias spatial attention. 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Apr 2013.
  • Thomas, N., Castine, B., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Upper visual field distractors bias attention to the left. 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Do we imagine clouds in the sky and snails on the ground - Can semantic meaning influence fixation time? Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Feb 2013.
  • Voigt, K., Yates, M., Loetscher, T., Ma-Wyatt, A. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Eye movements influence the magnitude of randomly generated numbers. 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany. Aug 2013.
  • Nicholls, M. (2013). A rightward bias when navigating a wheelchair through a doorway. American Psychological Association Convention. Hawaii, United States. Aug 2013.
  • Forte, J., Spence, C. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Individual differences in spatially dependent and non-spatially dependent cueing effects in pseudoneglect. In 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Loetscher, T., Baumann, H., Tamagni, C., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, P. (2012). Neglect of early relative to late events after right-hemisphere damage. In 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Yates, M., Vicario, C., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Prismatic lenses influence the magnitude of numbers selected in a random number generation task. In 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy. 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome, Italy. Sep 2012.
  • Yates, M., Vicario, C., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Prismatic lenses influence number choices in a random number generation task. In 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Central fixations with rightward deviations: Saccadic eye movements on the landmark task. In 3rd Annual North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetry, Ghent, Belgium. 3rd Annual North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetry. Ghent, Belgium. Oct 2012.
  • Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Central fixations with rightward deviations: Saccadic eye movements in pseudoneglect. In 39th Australian Experimantal Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Nicholls, M. and Lew, M. (2012). Time and relative numbers in space: The association may be a product of response bias. In 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. 39th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Loetscher, T., Tamagni, C., Baumann, H., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, J. (2012). Impaired memory for early relative to late events in spatial neglect. In 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy. 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome, Italy. Sep 2012.
  • McIlroy, A., Wood, A.G., Anderson, V. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Social functioning in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC): Investigating the role of facial emotion processing using cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging techniques. In Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Launceston, Tasmania. Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference. Launceston, Tasmania. Nov 2012.
  • Nicholls, M. (2012). An investigation of asymmetries in spatial attention and wheelchair navigation. In 3rd North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetries, Ghent, Belguim. 3rd North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetries. Ghent, Belgium. Oct 2012.
  • Loetscher, T., Baumann, H., Tamagni, C., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, P. (2011). Neglect of early relative to late events after right-hemisphere damange. In Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, Auckland, New Zealand. Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society. Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2011.
  • Forte, J. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Pseudo neglect depends on the 3-D spatial configuration of a line bisection stimulus. In EPC Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. EPC Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Apr 2012.
  • Orr, C. and Nicholls, M. (2011). The effect of face and emotional face distracters on the attentinal blink. In EPC Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. EPC Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Apr 2012.
  • Orr, C. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Face processing under conditions of attentional suppression: An attentional blink study. In European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France. European Conference on Visual Perception. Toulouse, France. Sep 2012.
  • Nicholls, M., Johnston, D., Shah, M. and Shields, M. (2011). The truth about left handers. In Laterality Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. Laterality Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Oct 2011.
  • Yates, M., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2011). The truth about left handers. In EPC Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. EPC Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand. Apr 2012.
  • Vicario, C., Yates, M. and Nicholls, M. (2013). Shared deficits in space, time, and quantity processing in childhood genetic disorders. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(43)
    [10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00043] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Bradshaw, J., Nicholls, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N. and Gibson, S. (2011). A sleeping phantom leg awakened following hemicolectomy, thrombosis, and chemotherapy: A case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 5(203)
    [10.1186/1752-1947-5-203] [Scopus]
  • Lim, V., Bradshaw, J., Nicholls, M. and Altenmuller, E. (2005). Enhanced P1-N1 auditory evoked potential in patients with musicians' cramp. In Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: The Neurosciences and Music II: From Perception to Performance. Malden, USA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. The Neurosciences and Music II: From Perception to Performance. Leipzig, Germany. May 2005, pp. 349-359.
    [10.1196/annals.1360.029] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N., Castine, B., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2015). Upper visual field distractors preferentially bias attention to the left. Cortex, 64 pp. 179-193.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2014.10.018] [Scopus]
  • Szpak, A.L., Loetscher, T., Bastian, J., Thomas, N.A. and Nicholls, M.E. (2015). Visual asymmetries for relative depth judgments in a three-dimensional space. Brain and Cognition, 99 pp. 128-134.
  • Szpak, A., Loetscher, T., Churches, O., Thomas, N., Spence, C. and Nicholls, M. (2015). Keeping your distance: Attentional withdrawal in individuals who show physiological signs of social discomfort. Neuropsychologia, 70 pp. 462-467.
    [Scopus]
  • Loetscher, T., Chen, C.S., Wignall, S.J., Bulling, A., Hoppe, S., Churches, O.F., et al. (2015). A study on the natural history of scanning behaviour in patients with visual field defects after stroke. BMC Neurology, 15(64)
    [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Loveless, K.M., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Churches, O. (2015). Some participants may be better than others: Sustained attention and motivation are higher early in semester. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(1) pp. 10-18.
    [10.1080/17470218.2014.925481] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Asymmetries in attention as revealed by fixations and saccades. Experimental Brain Research, 232 pp. 3253-3267.
    [10.1007/s00221-014-4015-9] [Scopus]
  • Okubo, M., Suzuki, H. and Nicholls, M.E. (2014). A Japanese version of the FLANDERS handedness questionnaire. Shinrigaku Kenkyu, 85(5) pp. 474-481.
    [10.4992/jjpsy.85.13235] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Roden, S., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T., Spence, C. and Forte, J. (2014). Close to me: The effect of asymmetrical environments on spatial attention. Ergonomics, 57(6) pp. 876-885.
    [10.1080/00140139.2014.899633] [Scopus]
  • Churches, O., Nicholls, M., Thiessen, M., Kohler, M. and Keage, H.A. (2014). Emoticons in mind: An event-related potential study. Social Neuroscience, 9(2) pp. 196-202.
    [10.1080/17470919.2013.873737] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N., Wignall, S., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2014). Searching the expressive face: Evidence for both the right hemisphere and valence-specific hypotheses. EMOTION, 14(5) pp. 962-977.
    [10.1037/a0037033]
  • Churches, O., Feuerriegel, D., Callahan, R., Wells, J., Keage, J., Keage, H.A., et al. (2014). Facing up to sterotypes: Surgeons and physicians are no different in their emotional expressiveness. Laterality, 19(5) pp. 585-590.
    [10.1080/1357650X.2014.888076] [Scopus]
  • Johnston, D.W., Nicholls, M.E.R., Shah, M. and Shields, M.A. (2013). Handedness, health and cognitive development: Evidence from children in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 176(4) pp. 1841-1860.
    [10.1111/j.1467-985X.2012.01074.x] [Scopus]
  • Leggett, N.C., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2013). The life of p: "Just significant" results are on the rise. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(12) pp. 2303-2309.
    [10.1080/17470218.2013.863371] [Scopus]
  • Thornton, T., Loetscher, T., Yates, M. and Nicholls, M. (2013). The highs and lows of the interaction between word meaning and space. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(4) pp. 964-973.
    [10.1037/a0030467] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Thomas, N., Loetscher, T. and Grimshaw, G. (2013). The Flinders Handedness survey (FLANDERS): A brief measure of skilled hand preference. Cortex, 49(10) pp. 2914-2926.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2013.02.002] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Thomas, N. and Loetscher, T. (2013). An online means of testing asymmetries in seating preference reveals a bias for airplanes and theaters. Human Factors, 55(4) pp. 725-731.
    [Scopus]
  • Churches, O., Callahan, R., Michalski, D., Brewer, N., Turner, E., Keage, H., et al. (2012). How academics face the world: A study of 5829 homepage pictures. PLoS One, 7(7) pp. e38940.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0038940] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Bradshaw, J., Hilti, L., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, P. (2012). Paralyzed by desire: A new type of body integrity identity disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 25(1) pp. 34-41.
    [10.1097/WNN.0b013e318249865a] [Scopus]
  • Lenggenhager, B., Loetscher, T., Kavan, N., Pallich, G., Brodtmann, A., Nicholls, M., et al. (2012). Paradoxical extension into the contralesional hemispace in spatial neglect. Cortex, 48(10) pp. 1320-1328.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2011.10.003] [Scopus]
  • Loetscher, T., Nicholls, M., Brodtmann, A., Thomas, N.A.M. and Brugger, P. (2012). Disentangling input and output-related components of spatial neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6 pp. 176.
    [10.3389/fnhum.2012.00176] [Scopus]
  • Yates, M., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). A generalized magnitude system for space, time, and quantity? A cautionary note. Journal of Vision, 12(7) pp. 9.
    [10.1167/12.7.9] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Johnston, D. and shields, M. (2012). Adverse birth factors predict cognitive ability, but not hand preference. Neuropsychology, 26(5) pp. 578-587.
    [10.1037/a0029151] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Clode, D. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Right-wing politicians prefer the emotional left. PLoS One, 7(5) pp. e36552.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0036552] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Central fixations with rightward deviations: saccadic eye movements on the landmark task. Experimental Brain Research, 220(1) pp. 29-39.
    [10.1007/s00221-012-3113-9] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Wignall, S.J., Yates, M., Forte, J., et al. (2012). The relationship between vertical stimulation and horizontal attentional asymmetries. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(12) pp. 2384-2396.
    [10.1080/17470218.2012.688979] [Scopus]
  • Loftus, A. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Testing the activation-orientation account of spatial attentional asymmetries using transcranial direct current stimulation. Neuropsychologia, 50(11) pp. 2573-2576.
    [10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.07.003] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Bradshaw, J., Nicholls, M., Hilti, L. and Brugger, P. (2011). Body integrity identity disorder: Deranged body processing, right front-parietal dysfunction, and phenomenological experience of body incongruity. Neuropsychology Review, 21(4) pp. 320-333.
    [10.1007/s11065-011-9184-8] [Scopus]
  • Chapman, H.L., Grimshaw, G. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Going beyond students: An association between mixed-hand preference and schizotypy subscales in a general population. Psychiatry Research, 187(1-2) pp. 89-93.
    [10.1016/j.psychres.2010.11.019] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). The third hand: Ownership of a rubber hand in addition to the existing (phantom) hand. Cortex, 47(8) pp. 998-1000.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2011.02.010] [Scopus]
  • Yates, M. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Somatosensory prior entry assessed with temporal order judgments and simultaneity judgments. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73(5) pp. 1586-1603.
    [10.3758/s13414-011-0117-7] [Scopus]
  • Ren, P., Nicholls, M., Ma, Y. and Chen, L. (2011). Size matters: Non-numerical magnitude affects the spatial coding of response. PLoS One, 6(8) pp. e23553.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0023553] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Lew, M., Loetscher, T. and Yates, M. (2011). The importance of response type to the relationship between temporal order and numerical magnitude. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73(5) pp. 1604-1613.
    [10.3758/s13414-011-0114-x] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Forte, J., Loetscher, T., Orr, C., Yates, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). Near, yet so far: The effect of pictorial cues on spatial attention. Brain and Cognition, 76(3) pp. 349-352.
    [10.1016/j.bandc.2011.04.006] [Scopus]
  • Josev, E., Forte, J. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Left of centre: Asymmetries for the horizontal vertical line illusion. Psychological Research, 75(5) pp. 435-443.
    [10.1007/s00426-010-0315-2] [Scopus]
  • Ishii, Y., Okubo, M., Nicholls, M. and Imai, H. (2011). Lateral biases and reading direction: A dissociation between aesthetic preference and line bisection. Brain and Cognition, 75(3) pp. 242-247.
    [10.1016/j.bandc.2010.12.005] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M.J., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M.E.R., Gibson, S.J., Chou, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). The menacing phantom: What pulls the trigger? European Journal of Pain, 15(7) pp. 691.
    [10.1016/j.ejpain.2011.01.005] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M., Gibson, S., Chou, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). Maladaptive plasticity imprinting of past experiences onto phantom limb schemata. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(8) pp. 691-698.
    [10.1097/AJP.0b013e318216906f] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M., Gibson, S. and Bradshaw, J. (2010). The phantom in the mirror: A modified rubber-hand illusion in amputee and normals. Perception, 39(1) pp. 103-118.
    [10.1068/p6519] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M., Gibson, S., Chou, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2010). Corporeal awareness and proprioceptive sense of the phantom. British Journal of Psychology, 101 pp. 791-808.
    [10.1348/000712610X492558] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M.J., Fitzgibbon, B.M., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M.E.R., Gibson, S.J. and Bradshaw, J. (2010). Ouch! My phantom leg jumps/hurts when you stab "my" virtual hand. Perception, 39 pp. 1396-1407.
    [10.1068/p6582] [Scopus]
  • Loetscher, T., Bockisch, C., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, P. (2010). Eye position predicts what number you have in mind. Current Biology, 20(6) pp. 264-265.
    [10.1016/j.cub.2010.01.015] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M.E.R., Rademacher, M. and Loetscher, T. (2010). Miss to the right: The effect of attentional asymmetries of goal-kicking. PLoS One, 5(8) pp. 1-6.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0012363] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M. and McIlroy, A. (2010). Spatial cues affect mental number line bisections. Experimental Psychology, 57(4) pp. 315-319.
    [10.1027/1618-3169/a000037] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Chapman, H.L., Loetscher, T. and Grimshaw, G. (2010). The relationship between hand preference, hand performance, and general cognitive ability. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 pp. 585-592.
    [10.1017/S1355617710000184] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M.E.R., Hadgraft, N.T., Chapman, H.L., Loftus, A.M., Robertson, J. and Bradshaw, J. (2010). A hit-and-miss investigation of asymmetries in wheelchair navigation. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(6) pp. 1576-1590.
    [10.3758/APP.72.6.1576] [Scopus]
  • Loetscher, T., Nicholls, M., Towse, J., Bradshaw, J. and Brugger, P. (2010). Lucky numbers: Spatial neglect affects physical, but not representational, choices in a Lotto task. Cortex, 46 pp. 685-690.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2009.06.010] [Scopus]
  • Jarick, M., Dixon, M., Maxwell, E., Nicholls, M. and Smilek, D. (2009). The ups and downs (and lefts and rights) of synaesthetic number forms: Validation from spatial cueing and SNARC-types tasks. Cortex, 45(10) pp. 1190-1199.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2009.04.015] [Scopus]
  • Johnston, D., Nicholls, M., Shah, M. and Shields, M. (2009). Nature's experiment? Handedness and early childhood development. Demography, 46(2) pp. 281-301.
    [10.1353/dem.0.0053] [Scopus]
  • Loftus, A., Vijayakumar, N. and Nicholls, M. (2009). Prism adaptation overcomes pseudoneglect for the greyscales task. Cortex, 45(4) pp. 537-543.
    [10.1016/j.cortex.2007.12.011] [Scopus]
  • Yates, M. and Nicholls, M. (2009). Somatosensory prior entry. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71(4) pp. 847-859.
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  • Loftus, A., Nicholls, M., Mattingley, J., Chapman, H.L. and Bradshaw, J. (2009). Pseudoneglect for the bisection of mental number lines. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(5) pp. 925-945.
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  • Nicholls, M., Loftus, A. and Gevers, W. (2008). Look, no hands: A perceptual task shows that number magnitude induces of attention. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(2) pp. 413-418.
    [10.3758/PBR.15.2.413] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Kramer, A. and Loftus, A. (2008). Pseudoneglect for mental alphabet lines is affected by prismatic adaptation. Experimental Brain Research, 191(1) pp. 109-115.
    [10.1007/s00221-008-1502-x] [Scopus]
  • Loftus, A., Nicholls, M., Mattingley, J. and Bradshaw, J. (2008). Numerical processing overcomes left neglect for the greyscales task. Neuroreport, 19(8) pp. 835-838.
    [10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282ff0fa8] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Loftus, A., Orr, C. and Barre, N. (2008). Rightward collisions and their association with pseudoneglect. Brain and Cognition, 68 pp. 166-170.
    [10.1016/j.bandc.2008.04.003] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Orr, C., Yates, M. and Loftus, A. (2008). A new means of measuring index/ring finger (2D:4D) ratio and its association with gender and hand preference. Laterality, 13(1) pp. 71-91.
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  • Loftus, A., Nicholls, M., Mattingley, J. and Bradshaw, J. (2008). Left to right: Representational biases for numbers and the effect of visuomotor adaptation. Cognition, 107(3) pp. 1048-1058.
    [10.1016/j.cognition.2007.09.007] [Scopus]
  • Okubo, M. and Nicholls, M. (2008). Hemispheric asymmetries for temporal information processing: Transient detection versus sustained. Brain and Cognition, 66(2) pp. 168-175.
    [10.1016/j.bandc.2007.07.002] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M. and Loftus, A. (2007). Pseudoneglect and neglect for mental alphabet lines. Brain Research, 1152 pp. 130-138.
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  • Nicholls, M., Loftus, A., Mayer, K. and Mattingley, J. (2007). Things that go bump in the right: The effect of unimanual activity on rightward collisions. Neuropsychologia, 45 pp. 1122-1126.
    [10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.07.015] [Scopus]
  • Okubo, M. and Nicholls, M. (2006). A stimulus-dependent dissociation between the cerebral hemispheres under free-viewing conditions. Experimental Brain Research, 172(1) pp. 49-56.
    [10.1007/s00221-005-0303-8] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Smith, A., Mattingley, J. and Bradshaw, J. (2006). The effect of body and environment-centred coordinates on free-viewing perceptual asymmetries for vertical and horizontal stimuli. Cortex, 42(3) pp. 336-346.
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  • Nicholls, M. and Searle, D. (2006). Asymmetries for the visual expression and perception of speech. Brain and Language, 97(3) pp. 322-331.
    [10.1016/j.bandl.2005.11.007] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Orr, C., Okubo, M. and Loftus, A. (2006). Satisfaction guaranteed: The effect of spatial biases on responses to Likert Scales. Psychological Science, 17(12) pp. 1027-1028.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01822.x] [Scopus]
  • Lindell, A., Nicholls, M., Kwantes, P. and Castles, A. (2005). Sequential processing in hemispheric word recognition: The impact of initial letter discriminability on the OUP naming effect. Brain and Language, 93(2) pp. 160-172.
    [10.1016/j.bandl.2004.09.006] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Mattingley, J. and Bradshaw, J. (2005). The effect of strategy on pseudoneglect for luminance judgements. Cognitive Brain Research, 25(1) pp. 71-77.
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  • Nicholls, M., Orr, C. and Lindell, A. (2005). Magical ideation and its relation to lateral preference. Laterality, 10(6) pp. 503-515.
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  • Okubo, M. and Nicholls, M. (2005). Hemispheric asymmetry in temporal resolution: contribution of the magnocellular pathway. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 12(4) pp. 755-759.
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  • Orr, C. and Nicholls, M. (2005). The nature and contribution of space- and object-based attentional biases to free-viewing perceptual asymmetries. Experimental Brain Research, 162(3) pp. 384-393.
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  • Okubo, M. and Nicholls, M. (2005). Flexible contrast gain control in the right hemisphere. Brain and Cognition, 59(3) pp. 269-276.
    [10.1016/j.bandc.2005.07.007] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Wolfgang, B.J., Clode, D. and Lindell, A.K. (2002). The effect of left and right poses on the expression of facial emotion. Neuropsychologia, 40(10) pp. 1662-1665.
    [10.1016/S0028-3932(02)00024-6] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Clode, D., Lindell, A.K. and Wood, A.G. (2002). Which cheek to turn? The effect of gender and emotion expressivity on posing behaviour. Brain and Cognition, 48 pp. 480-484.
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  • Churches, O., Callahan, R., Michalski, D., Brewer, N., Turner, E., Keage, H., et al. (2012). How academics face the world: A study of 5829 homepage pictures. PLoS One, 7(7) pp. e38940.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0038940] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Bradshaw, J., Hilti, L., Nicholls, M. and Brugger, P. (2012). Paralyzed by desire: A new type of body integrity identity disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 25(1) pp. 34-41.
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  • Loetscher, T., Nicholls, M., Brodtmann, A., Thomas, N.A.M. and Brugger, P. (2012). Disentangling input and output-related components of spatial neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6 pp. 176.
    [10.3389/fnhum.2012.00176] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Wignall, S.J., Yates, M., Forte, J., et al. (2012). The relationship between vertical stimulation and horizontal attentional asymmetries. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(12) pp. 2384-2396.
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  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Central fixations with rightward deviations: saccadic eye movements on the landmark task. Experimental Brain Research, 220(1) pp. 29-39.
    [10.1007/s00221-012-3113-9] [Scopus]
  • Thomas, N.A.M., Loetscher, T., Clode, D. and Nicholls, M. (2012). Right-wing politicians prefer the emotional left. PLoS One, 7(5) pp. e36552.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0036552] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M., Bradshaw, J., Nicholls, M., Hilti, L. and Brugger, P. (2011). Body integrity identity disorder: Deranged body processing, right front-parietal dysfunction, and phenomenological experience of body incongruity. Neuropsychology Review, 21(4) pp. 320-333.
    [10.1007/s11065-011-9184-8] [Scopus]
  • Giummarra, M.J., Georgiou-Karistianis, N., Nicholls, M.E.R., Gibson, S.J., Chou, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). The menacing phantom: What pulls the trigger? European Journal of Pain, 15(7) pp. 691.
    [10.1016/j.ejpain.2011.01.005] [Scopus]
  • Nicholls, M., Forte, J., Loetscher, T., Orr, C., Yates, M. and Bradshaw, J. (2011). Near, yet so far: The effect of pictorial cues on spatial attention. Brain and Cognition, 76(3) pp. 349-352.
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  • Yates, M. and Nicholls, M. (2011). Somatosensory prior entry assessed with temporal order judgments and simultaneity judgments. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73(5) pp. 1586-1603.
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